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Historical Statistics: General U.S. Statistics
This guide is designed to help students and researchers find historical statistics sources.
Compendium of U.S. statistics from over 1,000 sources with over 37,000 data series. This electronic database is fully cross-referenced and indexed, with advanced search options.
You can save your search criteria, bookmark tables or essays, and download tables in Excel or CSV. You can also create your own tables by merging columns from multiple tables and then download, print, or graph the resulting custom tables. Annual data is typical, although some data sets are available by month, quarter, or decade. Coverage is usually for the country as a whole.
A comprehensive index to information published by the U.S. federal government. This details over 1 million publications between 1895 and 1976, across a variety of subjects. This is a great resource to see what types of reports or data sets are available in a given time period.
Statistical data published by U.S. federal and state governments, U.S. private organizations, and international intergovernmental organizations is indexed, abstracted, and presented. Search by topic or browse featured topics. Much of the included statistics are current, but some data sets date from 1780.
Published 1878-2012, this resource provides historical statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Search the abstract by subject, time period, or geographic area. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other Federal agencies and private organizations.
Access to social science data files from U.S. government and national and international reporting agencies. Most data are current, but some data sets include historic statistics. ICPSR account registration is required for most data file downloads. Using data files requires statistical software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata).
Call Number: C 3.134/2:H 62/970 Young Library – Reference (2nd floor) and U.S. Government Publications (5th floor)
Publication Date: 1970
Chapters are preceded by essays that introduce the quantitative history of their subject, provide a guide to the sources, and offer advice on the reliability of the data and the limits that might be placed on their interpretation.
Many of the data series are complimented by statistical abstracts. Annual data is typical, although some data sets are available by month, quarter, or decade. Coverage is usually for the country as a whole.
2nd edition in the Fine Arts Library: HA202 .K87 2001
A factbook containing data on several hundred indicators of social, economic, political, and cultural developments in United States history. Graphs and other aids summarize significant historical patterns or crucial shifts in key subject areas. Data series cover United States history from 1790 to 2003 and include select data projections through 2050.
Call Number: Call Number: C3.134: Young Library – Reference (2nd floor) & U.S. Government Publications (5th floor)
Published 1878-2012, this resource provides statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Search the abstract by subject, time period, or geographic area.
Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and other Federal agencies and private organizations.
Call Number: HA214.D63 1993 Young Library Reference (2nd floor) and U.S. Government Publications (5th floor)
Publication Date: 1993
This volume is a census-focused compilation of state-level population, agriculture, and manufacturing data for the fifty states and the District of Columbia. It also includes population figures for the largest cities from 1790 to 1990. In addition to the statistical tables, the volume includes a glossary explaining the different definitions used by the Census Bureau.